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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Town of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20473

Summary:
Australia Victoria Brunswick
Federated Comonwealth, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued in 1901 to commemorate the establishment of the Commomwealth of Australia. It was commissioned by the Town of Brunswick, and names John Wood Fleming as Mayor. John Wood Fleming was local politician and a Justice of the Peace. He lived at 270 Park West, Brunswick. As a Councillor he represented South Ward. He sat on a Public Works committee in 1900, and was elected Mayor, retiring in August 1902. In 1902 Brunswick had a population of 24,182 and 5,024 houses on 2,722 acres. It included a wide range of factories including potteries, smelting and gas works.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.73 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Brunswick, Victoria, John Wood Fleming, Councillor, Town of Brunswick, Victoria (circa 1860s-?), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.
Reverse Description: British Arms within wreath from scroll bearing, UNITY IS STRENGTH; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA; around all, CR. JOHN WOOD FLEMING, J. P. MAYOR * TOWN OF BRUNSWICK *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Australia seated below arch on globe featuring map of Australia holds a sceptre and shield; below on scroll, ADVANCE; above on lintle FEDER-/ATION 1901; arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; names and dates of Colonies, wreath.. (obverse)
British Arms within wreath from scroll bearing, UNITY IS STRENGTH; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA; around all, CR. JOHN WOOD FLEMING, J. P. MAYOR * TOWN OF BRUNSWICK *(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Copper
Issued By: Town of Brunswick, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Person Named: Mr. John Fleming - Town of Brunswick, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1901

Mentioned on medal
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car1901/40
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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